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There is a lot of confusion about the definition of gestation in pregnancy. We follow the definitions from the Princeton University.

Gestation period
The period of development of the embryo/fetus from the time of conception until birth.
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The L/S ratio, using transvaginally and transabdominally collected amniotic fluid from nondiabetic patients with PPROM between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation, was determined prospectively on admission and serially every 48 to 96 hours until fetal lung maturity, e.g., L/S2, was achieved.

OBJECTIVE: To test the null hypothesis that, after 28 weeks of ge~, uterine blood flow during supine rest and supine exercise is no different than uterine blood flow at left-lateral rest. DESIGN: In vivo experimental study in pregnant women.

Spotting a live louse is often the only sign of an infe~. Nits alone doesn't confirm an infe~. In many children, head lice don't cause any discomfort. When symptoms do happen, the most common problem is itching that may start weeks or even months after the lice move in.

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During the last month, your doctor will estimate how far the baby's head has moved down into (engaged) the pelvis. This is measured in "~s.

The level of the presenting part in the birth canal in relation to the ischial spines of the pelvis. The spines represent 0 ~. The presenting part is described as being from -1 to -5 cm above the spines or +1 to+ 5 cm below the spines.

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~ary bicycles offer less risk of a fall than standard bicycles and can provide excellent aerobic exercise during the first trimester of pregnancy.

~ary biking is one safe exercise to do during your pregnancy.

~: The relationship between the baby's head to the bony pelvis of the mom. It measures how deep into the pelvis the baby is dipping.

~: Estimation of the descent of the baby. Ranges from -4 to +4. 0 = directly at pelvis.
Stigma: Area on the ovary where the egg has been released at the time of ovulation.

~ - Indicates the position of the unborn baby by describing how far the head has moved through the pelvis.
Stillbirth - Term for when a baby dies before birth.
Suture - Surgical stitching.

~ - Estimation of the descent of the baby in the birth canal.
Steroids - Medications of hormone origin used to treat various diseases. Include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and prednisone.
Stillbirth - Death of baby before it is born, after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

~s-The term is used to describe how far the baby has dropped. A '-3 ~' means that the baby's head is not yet in the pelvis. '0 ~' means that the head has entered the maternal pelvis and is at the level of the ischial spines. This is also called 'fully engaged.

~: An indication of how far the presenting part of the baby (usually the head) has progressed through the pelvis. A baby who has just begun to descend may be at -4 or -5 ~.

Ge~: The nine-month period of pregnancy from conception to birth.
Ge~al diabetes: A disease characterized by high blood sugars during pregnancy.

ge~ - the state of pregnancy. Also used to refer to length of a pregnancy.
ge~al sac - refers to the envelope which contains the total "products of conception" during early pregnancy. The sac is the fetal membranes, surrounded by the early placenta and containing the embryo.

Ge~: The period of fetal development in the womb from implantation to birth ...

Refers to the time between conception and birth. It is measured in weeks.

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~ary cycling is recommended due to the fact that your balance changes as your pregnancy progresses. If you are comfortable enough on a regular bicycle during your first trimester, that is okay too. Cycling helps strengthen your legs and prevents stiffness and numbness.
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This describes the location of the baby on its descent down the birth canal. "Zero ~" means he hasn't yet descended, while "fully engaged" means he is ready to be born.
Stress test
This test is often used to test the heart, and the lungs, and the health of the fetus in pregnant women.

~ary walkers are thought to be a better buy, being much safer if less exciting for your child. This type does not have any wheels but have bouncing seats that turn in a circle to keep the baby in one place.
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A ~ary bike is fine, but cycling is not. The bigger you get, the more trouble you'll have with your balance, and the risk of taking a fall is too great.
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Take a toddler into a gas ~ and she'll want to touch, hold, have everything from packs of Starbursts to trial-size toothpaste, to five-hour energy shots. She'll be pulled by the tractor beam coming from the postcard rounder.

For ~ary, simply cut sheets of paper to a card size for the envelopes you use, and fold in half. Use stamps that read “Thank You!', “Hello!' “You are my friend!' etc. on the outside of the card and let your child decorate, color and write on the inside.
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If the ~ery needs to be even more unique, that's not a problem either. Customers can make changes to the ~ery on the web site before ordering. They can write their own surprise shower wording if they choose.

The deva~ and trauma of losing a baby should never be underestimated. A loss that effects the mother, father and those close to them, yet before 24 weeks ge~ there is often no funeral service offered, no tribute to commemorate a life unlived.

Carving ~s: If there is a carving ~ at a restaurant or party, make sure the meat is well-cooked and still steaming hot. Avoid sauces such as hollandaise, barnaise, and aioli, which may contain uncooked eggs.

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Low-impact aerobics
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The American Council on Exercise describes the P90X program as an intense exercise DVD program featuring a variety of workouts for different body parts.

The fire ~. Even if it doesn't offer tours, just stopping by and seeing the fire engines up close is a winner.
The airport. Your child may be interested in where the planes are going, what the pilots do, how the suitcases get on board, or how they put food on the plane.

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Abruptions are often diagnosed clinically, based on the symptoms of bright red vaginal bleeding, frequent contractions and uterine tenderness. There are no laboratory findings that are specific for placental abruption. In mild cases, laboratory tests are usually normal.

Weeks or ge~: The length of your pregnancy in weeks, from the first day of your last monthly period (LMP). Sometimes recorded as, for example, 10 weeks + 5, which would mean 10 weeks and five days of pregnancy.
Weight : Your weight is recorded at your first antenatal visit.

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Ge~ - The period of time between fertilization/conception and the birth of a baby
Gonad - Reproductive glands that produce sex cells (eggs and sperm) and hormones; in women, the ovaries, and in males, the testes.

Presenting or your baby's presentation. This describes the part of your baby's body that is farthest down in your pelvis. Ideally, this is your baby's head.
~. This refers to how far your baby's head has moved into your pelvic cavity. Each ~ is 1 centimetre.

About 11% of all premature babies are born between 28 and 31 weeks ge~and are regarded as being 'moderately preterm'. Babies born at around 29 to 30 weeks have about a 90% chance of survival.
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At five weeks ge~, they will be around 5mm long
Soon, your baby's heart will actually start beating
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As a multiple ge~ progresses, the health care provider regularly checks the pregnant woman's blood pressure for preeclampsia. The provider also may recommend regular ultrasounds starting around 20 weeks of pregnancy to check that all babies are growing at about the same rate.

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Pregnancy of any ge~ with injury.
All pregnant trauma patients >20 weeks' ge~ with any injury (excluding minor distal limb trauma) will be evaluated in the ED with immediate on-site OB consult
Note: Trauma classification is based on the injury to the mother ...

See pregnancy for ge~ in humans.
A pregnant lioness.
In mammals, pregnancy is the period of reproduction during which a female carries one or more live offspring from implantation in the uterus through ge~.

Wii, Xbox, and Play ~ games might be all the rage, but the effects of violent video games are a cause for concern among parents. These games haven't been around long enough for scientists to make definitive judgments about their effects, but preliminary research is disheartening.

The doctor checked on us and told us the baby was just about at ~ zero, which means the baby's head was beginning to pass through the pelvis. We were thrilled.
``Not much more, honey,'' I said. I found myself using the word ``honey'' a lot, which isn't normal for me.

(Just one of the benefits of living in a fairly large and progressive city.) I stopped at the nurses ~ to request the birth ball, which I was hoping was not already in use since they had only one.

First trimester of pregnancy - First trimester pregnancy is the early stage of pregnancy from conception to 12 weeks ge~, or about 14 weeks from the first day of the last normal menstrual period (LNMP).

The cleft is formed very early in development - as early as the 4th week of ge~ - when most of us are finding out we're pregnant! Clefts are incredibly common, affecting up to one in 700 babies.

~ary bicycles are ideal because they pose very little risk of falling. In fact, ~ary bike riding is an exercise that even the most sedentary woman can begin after she gets pregnant, because she can start slowly and gradually increase riding time as she gets in better shape.

The first couple of weeks during your pregnancy may be pretty confusing as your health care provider would consider your ge~ term as day one of your last period. Technically speaking, therefore, you aren’t pregnant; you are still menstruating.

Take the TV, computer, and game consoles (Play~, Xbox, Gameboy, etc.) out of all bedrooms.
Balance TV time and activity time. Make it a family rule that minutes of TV watching must equal minutes of physical activity. Want to watch that sitcom? First go for a 30-minute walk.

The majority of babies are born between 38 and 42 weeks ge~. This is classified as full term. No one can really predict when your baby will come.

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Much of the research reports an increase in bone density with increasing parity (the number of pregnancies a woman delivers past 28 weeks ge~.) The positive effect on bone density has been seen in both pre and postmenopausal women.

In the entire period of ge~, your physical, emotional and social well being is commonly affected. As you go on with your pregnancy, you will realize that the normal routine for you may seem to be a little hard to handle.

The actual risk appears to be related to the ge~ at which it is acquired. It is greatest in the third trimester at 70%, whereas in early pregnancy only 15% of infants will become infected.

Many women do not feel fetal movement until approximately 20 weeks ge~ and will not feel it on a regular, daily basis until after 26 weeks ge~. However after that time, you should feel your baby move multiple times every day.

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*Premature infants (35 week ge~ or less) - children born early often have lungs that have not developed completely and many have not received enough antibodies from their mothers to fight off the disease ...

An average full term pregnancy consists of a nine month ge~ period - approximately 280 days. The first three months are called the First Trimester. During the First Trimester, the baby develops all of its internal organs, the sense organs and the arms and legs.

Jogging buggies are a difficult market to navigate, but you can whittle it down to two types - those with a ~ary wheel and those with a swivel wheel. Most serious jogging buggies will usually have a hand-operated brake too.

Activities that are especially suitable during pregnancy include moderate intensity walking, swimming, dancing, gentle stretching and ~ary cycling.
If you have been exercising prior to pregnancy you may need to change the way you do some things.

Some daycare centers build in extracurricular activities or "interest ~s" that are age appropriate within the day as part of the service offered to families, while others allow parents to elect to put their kid in gymnastics, karate, art or even second language instruction for an extra fee.

This classic game is actually rather educational and works from a shopping cart, diaper changing ~ or the backseat. Simply ask your toddler where a certain body part is. It might sound like, “Jon! Where is your nose?

Pregnancy glossary G - Ge~ period to Glucose screening test
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Well, there's considerable evidence that from 42 weeks ge~ the risk of stillbirth, while low, increases significantly along with the chance of the baby becoming distressed during labour and requiring an emergency caesarean section.

Buy some pretty, handmade ~ery and pen a letter to someone you've not seen in a long time. Whether it's an old friend from school, or a long-distance relative, it will make someone's day to hear your news.

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Preeclampsia is defined as hypertension and protein in the urine or swelling of the hands and feet after 20 weeks' ge~. In its severest form, preeclampsia can cause kidney failure, liver dysfunction, cardiac and pulmonary failure, seizures, and death.

Transabdominal ultrasound cannot reliably diagnose pregnancies that are less than 6 weeks ge~. Transvaginal ultrasound, by contrast, can detect pregnancies earlier, at approximately 4 to 5 weeks ge~.

Amniocentesis - is a test to check for any genetic abnormalities in the fetus and is usually done between the 15th and 17th weeks of ge~. A small amount of fluid from the amniotic sac is taken for testing. Since the needle is brought very close to the baby, this is done with utmost care.

In addition to the emotional deva~ that can result from an ectopic pregnancy, this type of pregnancy places the mother’s health in serious jeopardy.

Babies born before the 37th week of ge~ are considered premature and are sometimes referred to as “preemies'. Mothers whose babies are born prematurely are often scared and nervous. Premature.
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Would you rather stop at the gas ~ or give me the money to fill the tank?
Do you want to wear your coat, carry it, or put on a sweatshirt?
Would you prefer to let the dog out in the yard or take him for a walk?
Do you want to run up to bed or hop like a bunny?

Until the eleventh week of ge~, males and females appear similar. Even if you took the fetus out of the womb (uterus) and looked directly at it, it would be difficult to tell male from female, at this time. The final appearance of the genitals does not occur until about the fourteenth week.

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Have your kids create their own customized artwork — collages, paintings, drawings, etc. — and put them in fun frames. They can even decorate the frames.

Because it helps give a clearer picture of the fetus when at an early ge~. This is why sometimes, at later scans, you might be asked to empty your bladder and the picture still remains clear.

Pregnancy loss by any cause before 20 weeks of ge~.
Scar tissue attaching or abnormally connecting, covering or distorting organs, such as the tubes, ovaries or other internal organs, limiting their movement and possibly causing infertility and pain.

Yup, just another glorious part of the ge~ process.
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It can be caused by prior cervical surgery such as LEEP or cone biopsies, multiple abortions (especially later ge~ terminations), DES exposure to the mother in utero, or just inherently poor cervical tissue for no reason (this is the most common cause).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends screening of all pregnant women for vaginal and rectal group B strep colonization between 35 to 37 weeks' ge~.

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Stillbirth: Delivery of a dead fetus after 28 weeks' ge~.
Striae: Streaks or "stretch marks" seen on the abdomen of a pregnant woman.
Toxemia of pregnancy: Another term for preeclampsia.

The key is to choose low-impact activities (such as walking, swimming, or riding a ~ary bike) that are unlikely to cause you injury. Staying active while pregnant can result in benefits for you and your baby, including stronger muscles, improved blood flow, and a shorter labor.

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A term used to refer to a baby during the period of ge~ between eight weeks and term.
Fibroid (myoma or leiomyoma)
A benign tumor of the uterine muscle and connective tissue.

Fire ~s are often involved. There are "Angel Trees" with wish tags at most major malls. Churches, schools, women's groups, the Salvation Army, Marines Toys for Tots, and many other places collect items to give to families in need.

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Stillbirth - the death of a fetus between the twentieth week of ge~ and birth.
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See also: See also: What is the meaning of Pregnancy, Pregnant, Gestation, Delivery, During pregnancy?

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